Teachers’ unions are seeking an increase in the rates of pay that apply for correcting exams. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions have called for urgent talks with the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to address a joint pay claim and avoid it having to hire in(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton addresses INTO delegates  in Killarney. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Strike action by teachers over two-tier pay rates could trigger pay freezes and loss of earnings for thousands of them, Minister for Education Richard(...)

Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

All three teachers’ unions have formed a united front and backed motions calling for potential strike action unless the Government commits to abolishi(...)

Many preschools say they are under acute financial pressure and do not have the capacity to cope with the expanded  free preschool year. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

1 School admissions New school admissions legislation due to be enacted next year will oblige schools to set aside no more than 25 per cent of plac(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton (left), with Fine Gael TD Jim Daly, who worked on development of an Education Ombudsman, which is being incorporated into the new Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 40,000 Junior Cert students could avoid penalties in their summer exams if teachers support new proposals aimed at averting industrial action, M(...)

Teachers with the ASTI protest outside Leinster House on October 13th. Union president Ed Byrne has said the pay gap for new teachers would be €2,775 even if it signed the Lansdowne Road agreement. Photograph: Eric Luke

The pay gap between new teachers and more established colleagues has emerged as one of the most fiercely debated issues in the looming strike. The AS(...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)

The ASTI’s 180-strong central executive council will meet on Saturday to consider a recommendation from the union’s standing committee that there should be another ballot of members on the accord. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI) who were due an incremental pay rise from last July will receive a backdated payment (...)